Other Word Forms of Novice
Origin of Novice
From Anglo-Norman novice, Middle French novice, from Latin novÄ«cius, later novitius (“new, newly arrived") (in Late Latin as a noun, novicius, masculine, novicia (“feminine, one who has newly entered a monastery or a convent")), from novus (“new").
Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin novīcius from Latin recently entered into a condition from Latin novus new newo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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